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Zero configuration networking


Support zero configuration networking. All major system services and user applications should work using multicast DNS names in the .local between directly connected computers.


Current status

Detailed description

With this feature, you could connect two computers by any supported means (e.g. with an Ethernet cable) and perform any common networking tasks including file sharing and remote administration. Name resolution and service discovery will be supported.

Benefit to Fedora

Fedora is often used on laptops and desktops. Users would benefit from the possibility to interconnect those devices without any complicated configuration. Connection to servers and routers, even non-Fedora ones would be also beneficial, in case their configuration is temporarily broken. This would mainly help system administrators that use Fedora on their laptops and desktops.


Glibc's getaddrinfo() implementation needs to be modified to support nsswitch getaddrinfo() function.

The nsswitch multicast DNS plugin must be updated so that it supports IPv6 link-local scope_id.

The glib generic application library must be updated to support scope_id as well. There may be other application/networking libraries.

Some applications may need to be updated to properly use getaddrinfo() or a proper library function.

How to test

User experience


Depends on Features/DualstackNetworking.

Contingency plan


Release notes

Comments and discussions

See Talk:Features/ZeroconfNetworking